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 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago

Travis O. Abicht, MD

Cardiac Surgery

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Office Phone: 312-695-4965
Office Hours:
  • Thursday:1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday:1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Clinical Interests

Heart Failure, Mechanical Cardiac Assistance, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Valvular Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Aortic Valve Repair/Replacement, Minimally Invasive Techniques

Education and Training

Medical Education:

University of Kansas School of Medicine 2005


University of Kansas Hospital 2010


Northwestern Mcgaw / Northwestern Memorial Hospital 2013

Board Certification

General Surgery

Locations and Directions

675 N. St. Clair
Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL 60611 312-695-4965


Travis O. Abicht, MD is a cardiac surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an assistant professor of surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree and completed general surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was the chief fellow.
He is interested in complex valvular heart disease, heart failure and mechanical assistance, coronary artery disease (including off-pump, minimally invasive, and hybrid procedures), and pathologies of the thoracic aorta. Dr. Abicht is currently the co-investigator on the EXCEL clinical trial which compares coronary artery bypass grafting to stenting in patients with stenosis of the left main coronary artery. He is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and American Society of Artificial Internal Organs and has served on the executive subcommittees on education and communications for the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association. Dr. Abicht has published several research articles and book chapters and is the recipient of the Gundersen-Lutheran Summer Research Fellowship in General Surgery.


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